Carl Froch and Lucian Bute square off today in Nottingham. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
This afternoon starting at 5 p.m. EDT, Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round coverage of the IBF super middleweight title fight between Lucian Bute and Carl Froch, live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
We'll be here for the entire Sky Sports broadcast from the U.K., starting at 5 with a pair of undercard bouts. The U.S. telecast on Epix and streaming live at EpixHD.com does not start until 6 p.m. EDT.
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Bute (30-0 24 KO) is taking the biggest risk of his pro career, traveling to the Cobra's backyard to face Froch (28-2, 20 KO) in a high-profile fight, hoping to silence critics who say he's built his record against creampuff opponents at home in Montreal.
Froch is hoping to rebound from his December loss to Andre Ward, and continues what has been the toughest schedule in the sport of boxing since 2008.
On the undercard, British super bantamweight prospect Carl Frampton (13-0, 9 KO) faces Raul Hirales (16-0-1, 8 KO) of Mexico in a 12-round bout. Frampton is hoping to get into the big-time domestic mix at 122, and has to keep winning to get a much-desired fight with the Scott Quigg-Rendall Munroe winner.
Also featured will be junior welterweight prospect Pier Olivier Cote (18-0, 12 KO), who has made the trip to Nottingham with the Interbox and Bute team. He'll be facing veteran Mark Lloyd (15-5, 3 KO).
The promoter's lineup lists Cote vs Lloyd starting at 5:10 EDT, Frampton vs Hirales at 6:00 EDT, and Bute vs Froch at 7:00 EDT.
BLH will have live coverage and immediate results and analysis of all three fights, as we're kicking off a very, very hot portion of the boxing schedule with this one, as we've got major Saturday fights every week through July. It all starts here, and it's one of the best fights on the docket right now. Join us!